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Registration Kindergarten to Grade 9 for New Students

Kindergarten to Grade 9 for New Students

​Registration at Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools is not determined on a first come, first served basis. Registration and admission to schools in CBE are governed by the Education Act and Administrative Regulation 6090 | Child and Student Registration and Admission.

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General Information and Programming

As the largest school district in Western Canada, we offer a depth and breadth of programs and supports to meet the unique learning needs and interests of an increasingly diverse population. We focus on personalizing the learning experience so that each student is engaged, inspired and learning to their full potential.

Students in CBE have access to rigorous and robust academic and complementary programming at their community school.

Programming

Along with our excellent regular program offered at our community schools, we offer several program options to suit the unique learning needs, interests and abilities of your child. All of our programs follow the Alberta Programs of Study mandated curriculum. Choose the best option for your child.

  1. Program Choice: You will register your child in either their designated regular program or designated alternative program. Refer to Programs for more information alternative program details and registration information.
  2. Designated School: Your address determines the designated school(s)​​​ where you can register your child for your choice of program. Refer to the Find a School​ tool.

Lottery Process

If Grade 1-9 student registration requests exceed available space in a designated regular program or designated alternative program, the principal must use the lottery process.

A list of schools anticipating a lottery for their 2022-23 school year regular program is available on Lottery Information for Parents.

A student who is unsuccessful in the lottery process who registered for a/an:

  • alternative program, will be informed by the alternative program school how to register in the designated regular program school or where capped (AR 6090), in the designated overflow school."
  • regular program, will be designated to the overflow school.

May My Child Attend a School Other Than Their Designated School?

Kindergarten

Most of our kindergarten programs are half-day (offered in either the morning or afternoon) or alternating full-day, with hours of operation varying from school to school.​ Learn more on our Kindergarten Program page.​​

Children must be at least five years old as of December 31 to start kindergarten in the fall of that kindergarten year. This means that a four-year old child may start kindergarten if they will turn five on or before December 31 of that kindergarten year.​​​



When to Register

​2022-23 School Year

Registration for the 2022-23 school year opens Jan. 17, 2022.​



Where to Register

Canadian Citizen

If your child is a Canadian citizen, follow the process outlined below, under:

Non-Canadian Citizen

If your child is a not a Canadian citizen, you must contact CBE’s Welcome Centre at 403-817-7789 or welcome@cbe.ab.ca for registration instructions. This includes:

  • Permanent Residents;
  • Refugees Claimants;
  • Children of lawfully admitted temporary residents:
    • Parents/Guardians on work permits; or
    • Parents/Guardians on study permits; or
  • Parent/Guardian is permanent resident or Canadian citizen and their ​child is not;
  • International Fee-Paying Students K-9 who are approved by the CBE’s Global Learning Department.


2022-23 School Year | Registration Process for Canadian Citizens

Some 2022-23 school year registration situations will be moving to an online registration process.

Online Registration Form (SchoolEngage)

​Who is Registered Using the Online Form?

  • Children registering for an Early Childhood Services (Kindergarten) regular program.
  • Students resident to CBE (see AR 6090, Definitions) registering in a regular program.

    Notes |

    1 |   students in the designated attendance area of one of the new schools will see the following in SchoolEngage:

    • “Auburn Bay MS": working title school name for the Auburn Bay middle school
    • “Auburn Bay ES 2": working title school name for the second Auburn Bay elementary school
    • “Mahogany School": official name
    • “Skyview Ranch EMS": working title school name for the Skyview Ranch elementary/middle school​ 

    2 |   students wishing to attend CBe-learn full-time, must first register at their designated school then complete a Transfer Request Form.

  • Children and students submitting an Expression of Interest to an Alternative Program who have as their designated regular program school any of the schools listed below.

    ​​The reason why this is required is because if the child/student is not offered a spot in a​n Alternative Program then the child/student will attend their regular program school. In order for the child/student to be included in the regular program lottery the legal guardians / parent must submit an online registration form no later than noon on Feb. 15, 2022.


Note | The regular program scho​ols listed below have a designated overflow school and are in lottery for the 2022-23 school year (Lottery Information for Parents). To be included in the school’s lottery, registration forms must be submitted no later than noon on Feb. 15, 2022.

  • ​Copperfield School
  • Dr. Martha Cohen School (Copperfield and New Brighton)
  • Edgemont School
  • Griffith Woods School
  • Kenneth D. Taylor School (Evanston) 
  • New Brighton School
  • Taradale School
  • Tom Baines School
  • West Springs School (Cougar Ridge)

Process

Legal Guardians / Parents New to CBE

Legal guardians / parents new to CBE do not have a MyCBE parent account. Therefore, they will:

  1. Create a SchoolEngage account.
  2. Log into SchoolEngage.
  3. Add a student.
  4. Complete the registration form.

Refer to SchoolEngage Support for detailed steps.

Current CBE Legal Guardians / Parents

Legal Guardians with one or more children already registered in CBE, who have created a MyCBE parent account, will access SchoolEngage through their MyCBE account.

  1. Log into MyCBE​
  2. Click on the SchoolEngage icon in the left menu
  3. Add a student.
  4. Complete the registration form.

Refer to SchoolEngage Support for detailed steps.

Once you have submitted the registration form through SchoolEngage, please do not call the school to confirm. The school will contact you once your child has been admitted to the school. The process of reviewing your registration may take several weeks for those who live within the designated attendance area of the school. Registrations for those living outside of the designated attendance area will be processed between mid-March and June 1, 2022. ​

PDF Registration Form

Who is Registered Using the fillable PDF Form?

  • Students resident to CBE (see AR 6090, Definitions) registering for CBE Home Education.
  • Students not resident to CBE (see AR 6090, Definitions).

Alternative Program Registration Form​

Who Falls Into This Category?

Alternative Programs:

  • All Boys
  • All Girls
  • Arts-Centred Learning 
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual
  • Early French Immersion​
  • German Bilingual
  • Indigenous Focus
  • Late French Immersion
  • Montessori
  • Science
  • Spanish Bilingual
  • Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)​

Process

Alternative programs have a new registration process. Please visit our Alternative Program page for the detailed Alternative Programs Registration Process.

In order to register for an alternative program you must submit an Expression of Interest and the school must offer you a placement in the alternative program. Some alternative programs have space and others do not.

Note | The Alternative Program lottery for schools whose programs were oversubscribed, took place on Feb. 16, 2022.

Children (K) or students (Grades 1-9) being offered a placement

Legal Guardians / Parents New to CBE

Legal guardians / parents new to CBE do not have​ a MyCBE account. Therefore, they will:

  1. Create a SchoolEngage account.
  2. Log into SchoolEngage.
  3. Add a student.
  4. Complete the Alternative Program Registration Form for 2022-23.

Refer to SchoolEngage Support for detailed steps.

Current CBE Legal Guardians / Parents

Legal Guardians with one or more children already registered in CBE, who have created a MyCBE parent account, will access SchoolEngage through their MyCBE account.

  1. Log into MyCBE/PowerSchool​
  2. Click on the SchoolEngage icon in the left menu
  3. Add a student.
  4. Complete the Alternative Program Registration Form for 2022-23.

Refer to SchoolEngage Support for detailed steps.

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 Contact Us

To find out more about registration at your school, please contact your school directly.

 
For general questions about registration email us for the quickest response, or call CBE's School Information Line:
 

403-817-7955



 
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